Wrapping up an elaborate energy audit, the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, is about to find out which of 99 city buildings are wasting the most energy. It hopes to begin repairs this summer, just in time to catch a tsunami of federal stimulus money earmarked for such unglamorous tasks as replacing light bulbs and fixing leaky insulation.

The study examines the hypothesis that citizens with higher social capital score may have better performance on CO2 reduction and energy saving. For that purpose, WEB-based survey is conducted and 1500 responses are obtained. To calculate social capital, the concept of Japan Cabinet Office's SC Index is also used as the reference.

The Annual Energy Outlook 2009 (AEO2009) presents projections and analysis of US energy supply, demand, and prices through 2030. The projections are based on results from the Energy Information Administration's National Energy Modeling System. The AEO2009 includes the reference case, additional cases examining energy markets, and complete documentation.

This publication is designed to help companies explore the various options for deploying and financing renewable energy technologies. In particular, it considers deployment strategies for solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, and geothermal heat pump technologies and provides examples of successful deployments.

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India has many years of experience using renewable energy sources to fulfill the energy needs of its population. This includes exploitation of both traditional sources (such as biomass) and nontraditional sources (such as wind power).

NEW DELHI: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has launched a nation-wide scheme, Bachat Lamp Yojana, to promote replacement of bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to save energy. Speaking about the scheme, BEE director general Ajay Mathur said:

Mumbai: In a bid to conserve power, the Central Railway and the Western Railway have started replacing the old tube lights across all the stations, its offices, loco sheds and railway workshops with new energy saving ones.

MUMBAI: Union energy minister Sushilkumar Shinde has drafted an ambitious Rs 70,000 crore plan to replace the existing agriculture pumps across the country with energy-efficient pumps. The move is expected to save power worth Rs 18,000 crore per year.